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1. Hawke Robinson
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 29, 2019 04:09 PM

Founder and President of RPG Research. Published under W.A. Hawkes-Robinson.

3 Years in a Row - RPGs Booming, while Video Games are Down 3 Years in a Row - RPGs Booming, while Video Games are Down
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 03, 2020 01:22 PM

For three years in a row now, the sales of hobby games including tabletop role-playing games, have been experiencing a significant boom in sales growth, while the video game industry has been down year after year since 2010. Apparently equal to the Pokemon CCG boom of early 2000's, but spread across a broader range rather than a single product, the entire hobby and role-playing gaming industry is benefiting...

2015 - Seattle Children's Hospital WSTRA15
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 31, 2018 12:08 AM

VIDEO - Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) 16th Annual Conference, Presentation on - "The Therapeutic and Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective" Certified by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

A Vision of the RPG Research Trailer A Vision of the RPG Research Trailer
by RPG Research Admin — last modified Nov 21, 2020 09:27 AM

I have been mulling over an idea for about half a year now. And it solves a lot of logistics issues in trying to further the research on the effects of role-playing games. An RPG Trailer as a portable facility/office...

A Vision of the RPG Research Trailer A Vision of the RPG Research Trailer
by RPG Research Admin — last modified Nov 21, 2020 09:27 AM

I have been mulling over an idea for about half a year now. And it solves a lot of logistics issues in trying to further the research on the effects of role-playing games. An RPG Trailer as a portable facility/office...

Abantey the Roleplay Game Short Documentary
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 21, 2020 09:26 AM

RPG Research has been linking to Abantey's RPG workshop for years. Recently I stumbled across a short 7 minute documentary on their efforts to use role-playing games for educational and other benefits from a summer camp approach in California. Well worth checking out...

About RPG Research's Role-playing game research and community
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 04, 2019 10:43 AM

If you have a specialized area of knowledge or interest, or just excited about what we are trying to do, please consider joining the 100% volunteer, unpaid, open RPG Research community website. You help is crucial to helping provide your valuable research, community, or professional knowledge and experience to share with the international community in the hopes of helping "float all boats" and improve the world's understanding of role-playing games.

Add Your Research
by RPG Research Admin — last modified Aug 09, 2018 01:40 AM

Have research you would like included in the RPG Research Respository so others can benefit and share with you? Here is where you can submit your research information.

ADD/ADHD Students Part 1
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 02, 2021 09:44 AM

I am currently taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...

Alas, Comment Deleted from geeksdreamgirl.com Alas, Comment Deleted from geeksdreamgirl.com
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 03, 2020 01:22 PM

I had attempted to comment on a posting from the geeksdreamgirl.com website, related to depression and the holidays. This seemed perfectly relevant to the RPG Research Project's goals. Alas, she/they deleted the posting immediately, apparently considering it spam. That is a real shame, since it is so relevant to the goals of the project. Here is what was attempted to be posted in reply...

An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role Playing Gaming (2004) An Overview History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role Playing Gaming (2004)
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 04, 2021 08:06 AM

Originally written in 2004, and periodically tweaked over the years. After decades of using RPGs in educational settings, this was the paper that started the therapeutic focus and building of the RPG Research website. There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature. Role playing gaming is by design a cooperative past time, which in and of itself may have significant benefits in the world where everything is becoming competitive at all ages and levels of society...

And So It Begins
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2021 05:50 AM

The first kernels of the RPG Research Project Community began around 1985, and became more formal in 2004...

Another (Anecdotal) Example Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers is Important to Address Another (Anecdotal) Example Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers is Important to Address
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 21, 2020 09:26 AM

Here is another example of how pervasive the inculcation of misinformation, myths, and negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers has become in the united states. This person believed D&D caused her relative to commit a double homicide (mother and unborn child) in Idaho, "she thought his (in her view) 'addiction to D&D led to his killing them'".

ASD / PDD and RPG
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 17, 2018 12:16 PM

Further research into different areas of impact for Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified) related populations.

BECMI Basic D&D Now RPG Research's Introductory D&D Version of Choice BECMI Basic D&D Now RPG Research's Introductory D&D Version of Choice
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 29, 2019 02:42 PM

As has been discussed in many of our weekly broadcasts, research meetings, talk shows, and board meetings, we haven't been happy with D&D 5e's introductory approach for people that have never role-played before. After years of experimentation, months of debate, and weeks of training, we're officially beginning the transition to use BECMI's Basic D&D as introduction to RPG instead of D&D 5e for ages 10+. For ages 4/5+ we're happily still using No Thank You Evil (NTYE).

Book announcement - Virtual Worlds for Online Learning: Cases and Applications
by RPG Research Admin — last modified Nov 21, 2020 09:27 AM

I have not had a chance to review this book (I hope to do so after Tolkien Moot is over, too much on my plate right now). Since this is somewhat related, I was asked by Mark Lee to spread the word to others, so here is the press release he submitted about this book. -- Announcing the publication of the following title (now available for pre-order): ---

Collection of RPG Research Questions
by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 16, 2020 08:13 PM

List of research questions posited by RPG Research. Welcome to the RPG Research website. Since 1983 we have been actively researching, aggregating, and openly sharing the latest research on the effects and potential benefits of all role-playing game formats (tabletop, live-action, electronic, & hybrid) and their potential to achieve goals for educational, entertainment, professional, recreational, social, & therapeutic goals for ages 2 through senior adults, and all ages between, including a wide range of neurodiverse and other special consideration populations.

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